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Wednesday

July 23, 2014

8:02 a.m.

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Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared dead
A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and the transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead. Another 11 people were injured when...

7:55 a.m.

Photo: Ukrainian honor guards march away from a cargo pla
Malaysia jet victims’ bodies arrive in Netherlands
Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two fighter jets in Ukraine's restive east as...

7:46 a.m.

Car crash knocks out power for about 200 east valley residents
A car crash caused an early morning power outage that left 203 east valley residents without electricity, according to NV Energy. The outage began...

2 a.m.

Pardee Homes gives up land in long-stalled Coyote Springs project
Pardee Homes gives up land in long-stalled Coyote Springs project
Pardee Homes, the former lead residential builder at the Coyote Springs master-planned community, relinquished about 2,500 acres of land at the site an hour from ...

Tuesday

July 22, 2014

7 p.m.

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New arrest linked to gun used after Boston attacks
A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is believed to have provided the handgun used to kill a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer during the manhunt, people with knowledge of ...

6:35 p.m.

Metro officer injured in car crash
Metro officer injured in car crash
A Metro Police officer suffered minor injuries Tuesday evening after his car was involved in a three-vehicle accident. At about 5:35 p.m., a truck traveling eastbound on Vegas Drive ran a red light at ...

6:20 p.m.

‘Mamma Mia!’ closes in less than three months at Tropicana
‘Mamma Mia!’ closes in less than three months at Tropicana
The return of “Mamma Mia!” at the Tropicana lasted about six years less than the show’s original run at Mandalay Bay. The show is closing, effective ...

6:15 p.m.

Man sought in sex attack on woman is shown on video
Metro Police are looking for a man who they say sexually assaulted a woman early this morning near Durango Drive and the 215 Beltway. The woman had been driving near ...

5:20 p.m.

Metro working to ID man in photo with slain woman
Metro working to ID man in photo with slain woman
​Metro Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a man who reportedly went out with 34-year-old Maricela Faurrieta Suarez the night before she was found dead ...

4:29 p.m.

Woman accused of using false ID to register to vote
Woman accused of using false ID to register to vote
Authorities say a Las Vegas area woman was arrested today on seven felony counts, including two involving voter-registration fraud. According to a criminal complaint ...

4:18 p.m.

Truck fire reported on roof of Bellagio parking garage
Truck fire reported on roof of Bellagio parking garage
Clark County firefighters are responding to a vehicle on fire on the roof of the Bellagio parking garage The Clark County Fire Department received a call...

4:07 p.m.

I-15 lanes to close overnight for work on Cactus Ave. interchange
Two of three southbound lanes of Interstate 15 between Silverado Ranch Boulevard and St. Rose Parkway will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for the next three days for roadwork on...

3:18 p.m.

Obama nominee to head Veterans Affairs pledges to ‘transform’ agency
President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged Tuesday to transform the beleaguered agency, saying that "systematic failures" must be addressed. Robert McDonald cited problems with...

3:15 p.m.

Reno police probe fatal shooting of young father
Reno police continue to investigate the fatal shooting of a young father killed by bullets that traveled through his apartment window near Wooster High School. Police say 23-year-old Anthony Cueva had just put his...

2:51 p.m.

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CEO: Clippers coach Doc Rivers to quit if Donald Sterling stays
The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team. CEO Richard Parsons made the statement at the trial to determine ...

2:30 p.m.

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2 suspects wanted in Atlantic City casino heist
Police are seeking two masked suspects who robbed an Atlantic City casino at gunpoint and made off with more than $180,000. The heist occurred Monday morning at ...

2:25 p.m.

At least 21 dead in Iraq checkpoint car bombing
A suicide driver rammed his explosive-laden car into a police checkpoint at the entrance to Baghdad's Khazimiyah district killing 21 people, including seven policemen manning the post. Police officials say there was a long line of cars at the ...

2:16 p.m.

Coroner IDs teen killed in weekend drive-by shooting
Coroner IDs teen killed in weekend drive-by shooting
A man killed in a drive-by shooting Sunday morning near Jones Boulevard and Cheyenne Avenue has been identified as Issacher Akaka, 18, of Las Vegas. Akaka was killed when ...

2:07 p.m.

Photo: A Malaysian air crash investigator takes pictures
US: No evidence of direct Russian link to downed plane
Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of...

1:39 p.m.

Search on for missing swimmer at Lake Mead
Authorities were searching today for a missing swimmer at Lake Mead, National Park Service spokeswoman Christie Vanover said. The man was last seen swimming...

1:24 p.m.

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Bodies of victims in plane crash removed from war zone
A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner reached Ukrainian government-held territory at long last Tuesday, but the pro-Russian separatists in control of the crash site showed little willingness to allow the full-scale investigation...

1:12 p.m.

Nevada scores low on annual child welfare index
Nevada scores low on annual child welfare index
Several states in the Deep South and Southwest — Nevada among them — have earned dismal scores on an annual child welfare index that cited poverty and single-parent house households as ...

12:32 p.m.

Photo: Visitors walk past a plaque marking the George Har
George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles
A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed — by beetles. Councilman Tom LaBonge says the pine grew to more than 12 feet tall before succumbing to a bark beetle infestation. The tree was ...

12:28 p.m.

Bills would address e-cigarettes, young motorcycle riders
Bills would address e-cigarettes, young motorcycle riders
Two bills being drafted for the next session of the Legislature would regulate electronic cigarettes the same as other tobacco products and require special training for those under 25 seeking a motorcycle license. The bill requests are listed...

11:23 a.m.

Douglas County floodwaters leave 3 feet of mud
Douglas County residents are digging out after flash flooding left up to 3 feet of mud and debris in some neighborhood streets south of Carson City. The Sierra storm that dumped...

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